School leaders urge parents to choose public education

From NBC12 News

RICHMOND, VA (NBC12) - Richmond Public Schools wants to educate your children.

School representatives brought that message to the fourth district Saturday -- saying you don't have to look outside public schools for quality education.

Right now there are 35,000 school aged children in the city of Richmond.

Only 24,000 of those kids actually attend a public city school.

There are three elementary, two middle and one high school to choose from in the 4th district.

"We still have a large population that has made another choice and those are the people we want to spread the word to," said schools Superintendent Dr. Yvonne Brandon. "As well as make sure our parents who are engaged in Richmond Public Schools know what is going on from elementary, middle to high school."

Next year there will be one more choice -- Patrick Henry Charter School will open in the fourth district.

The school will begin taking student applications from January 1st to February 12th.

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